Welcome to the 2019 GACD-HSRI-MU Implementation Science School Information Page

The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD), in collaboration with Thailand’s Health Systems Research institute (HSRI) and Mahidol University (MU) will hold a 5-day implementation science school in Bangkok, Thailand from 5 – 9 November 2019.

Applications are now closed

Information on how applications are evaluated can be seen here: 2019 Global IS School Application Review Criteria

You will need to submit the following information via the portal:

  1. Personal information form
  2. Structured project abstract (an implementation science project that you are currently working on/would like to work on – see template by following this link: 2019 Abstract template )
  3. 2-page curriculum vitae
  4. Letter of support from supervisor/mentor indicating ongoing support for the project you intend to work on

For more information, contact g.parker@gacd.org

This 5-day training school will be facilitated by some of the field’s most prominent global experts and aims to train early- and mid-career researchers about the field of dissemination and implementation science and how to: study and implement research findings into policy and practice; use theoretical models, research designs and measurement; and collaborate and network globally. Confirmed faculty to date include:

  • Prof Brian Oldenburg, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Dr Ed Gregg – Inperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Prof Pilvikki Absetz – University of East Finland, Finland
  • Dr Vilma Irazola – Instituto de Efectividad Clinica y Sanitaria (IECS), Argentina & Harvard T.H.
    Chan School of Public Health, USA
  • Prof Lijing Yan, Duke Kunshan University, China

Sixty participants from Thailand, other ASEAN countries and internationally will be selected for the training school. Eligible participants will include early- and mid-career researchers who have/are:
• Completed and/or are undertaking postgraduate coursework/research studies related to one of the health sciences or public health (or another relevant field).
• Recently graduated PhDs in a field relevant to implementation science.
• Other relevant graduates with up to 5 years of relevant research experience.

Pending exceptional circumstances, only 1 applicant per institute/centre will be accepted. Attendees from the 2018 Implementation Science School will not be eligible for this event. Preference will be given to applicants from LMIC and/or early- and mid-career researchers undertaking their research with low-income/vulnerable populations.

There will not be any cost for the training school, however, except for trainees from Thailand and ASEAN countries – who might be eligible for some financial support – other international trainees will be responsible for their travel and the cost of local accommodation. The school will be held at Mahidol University, Salaya Campus and accommodation will be available at a local hotel. Accommodation is expected to be approximately 2000 Baht per person/night (USD65 approx.), including breakfast.

Programme from the 1st Annual Implementation Science School in Brazil, 2018 available below.
2018 Implementation Science School Programme

2018 Implementation Science School, Campinas, Brazil